Step 4: With our text object ready to go, we’ll start off with the first effect, which will be the reflection. It’s actually a snap to make, and if you’ve been follow my tutorials at all, you should know this part by heart. For you new folks, here’s what we do for the reflection. Start off by making a copy of the text object by doing a copy/paste:
Flip the new object vertically so it’s upside down:
Now use your down arrow to move the upside down text object in place under the original text like this:
Next up, we’ll create a gradient fade on the reflection, so grab the Interactive Object Transparency Tool and fade the text from top to bottom something along these lines:
The reflection stands out just a bit too much for my taste, so right-click on the object and click properties. Now move the opacity slider to the left to tone it down a bit:
There you have it! The reflection is effect is done and looking pretty sexy! Next up, we’ll create a small base shadow on the text for an added 3D impact and will accent the fact that the text is sitting on some kind of highly reflective surface.
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